'Mr Brightside' by The Killers has topped a recent survey of UK motorists' favourite songs to listen to when driving.

The track, which is taken from the group's 2004 debut album 'Hot Fuss', beat off competition from Bonnie Tyler's 'Holding Out For A Hero' to the number one spot.

Other popular tracks included 'Born To Be Wild' by Steppenwolf; 'American Pie' by Don McLean and Cyndi Lauper's 1989 hit 'I Drove All Night'.

The poll was organised by insurance company Elephant, and more than 1,000 motorists took part and found a number of differences between male and female drivers' favoured driving.

Tyler's hit topped the list of womens' favourite driving songs, while men opted for The Killers.

To read Steve Cummins' feature on ten alternative driving songs click here.

The overall top ten songs for British drivers were:
1. Killers: Mr Brightside
2. Bonnie Tyler: Holding Out For A Hero
3. Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
4. Don McLean: American Pie
5. Guns 'n' Roses: Paradise City
6. Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild
7. Cyndi Lauper: I Drove All Night
8. Survivor: Eye Of The Tiger
9. Stealer's Wheel: Stuck In The Middle With You
10. Wilson Pickett: Mustang Sally

The ten favourite driving songs for women were:
1. Bonnie Tyler: Holding Out For A Hero
2. Killers: Mr Brightside
3. Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
4. Don McLean: American Pie
5. Cyndi Lauper: I Drove All Night
6. Survivor: Eye Of The Tiger
7. Guns 'n' Roses: Paradise City
8. Stealer's Wheel: Stuck In The Middle With You
9. Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild
10. Europe: The Final Countdown

And men chose the following ten tracks:
1. Killers: Mr Brightside
2. Don McLean: American Pie
3. Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
4. Guns 'n' Roses: Paradise City
5. Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild
6. Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
7. Talking Heads: Road to Nowhere
8. Lenny Kravitz: Are You Going To Go My Way?
9. Bonnie Tyler: Holding Out For A Hero
10. Wilson Pickett: Mustang Sally